The “Sound of Work: Blacksmith edition 1” sound pack consists of tool and machine themed samples recorded at Jesse Sipola’s smithy close to Turku, Finland. These samples are aimed for music and sound design. Everything has been captured in 24-bit 96kHz using a Tascam DR-40 and a Sony ECM-NV1. Majority of sound is in MONO (2 channel). Only moderate EQ tools and noise removal has been used during the mastering process. The sound pack has 324 files extracted from 142 recordings.
The .zip file (1gb) includes all of the folders, files and descriptions.
Sipola followed a click track (80bpm, 4/4) while performing various work phases using the tools he likes best. The samples have been chopped into bar/beat lengths, which makes them suitable for blues-projects out of the box. The power hammer is an exception (82 & 107bpm). It’s offbeat rhythms work great for musique concrète discotheque (a quantised version in 80bpm is also provided).
The collection includes one shots, loops and long clips (where you can hear complete work phases, ambients and machine cycles). We also made a binaural recording, which can be used to identify how different sounds fit together at the smithy. This is an archaeoacoustic sound library. We hope you will enjoy, use, remix and share these sounds of labor.
We are particularly happy with the pneumatic tool samples and the assortment of Atlas Copco sounds! These tools are in frequent use at Sipola’s smithy. The types and models of tools are indicated in the filenames. Metadata (ID3v2.3.0 & RIFF INFO) has been added to the 24-bit 96kH .wav files (The naming system is detailed in 0_sow-blacksmith-ed1.txt / 3_sow-blacksmith-ed1.csv).
We grant you full right to perform, edit, share and remix these recordings any way you see fit. You can use the material in commercial projects. If you make something really cool we’d love to hear it. This publication is a part of Ore.e Refineries 10 year celebration.